State Senator John A. DeFrancisco will be holding his 11th annual Senior Fair on September 29, 2015, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Horticulture Building at the New York State Fairgrounds. More than 100 representatives from state and local offices will be present to answer questions from senior citizens, and their caregivers, about issues concerning healthcare, housing, trasnportation, and much more. In addition, free health screenings will be offered, as well as live music and some ligth refreshments.
Events to be Held at NEW Locations in Oswego and St. Lawrence Counties
State Senator Patty Ritchie is asking seniors to mark their calendars for her annual Senior Health and Wellness Fairs, which will take place in September and October in Oswego, St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties.
“Each and every year, thousands of seniors throughout Central and Northern New York look forward to visiting my Senior Health and Wellness Fairs, where they can access the tips and tools they need to improve their well-being,” said Senator Ritchie.
September 1, 2015 -- Senator Amedore joined Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy, Assemblymembers Fahy and McDonald, and local officials to announce $1 million in grant funding to help seniors make improvements to allow them to stay in their homes.
(Middletown, NY)-Senator Bonacic was pleased to join fellow elected officials, community leaders, and several hundred Town of Warwick Senior Citizens at the annual Warwick Senior BBQ today, which was held at Union Corners park in the Town of Warwick.
I had the pleasure of joining seniors from all over Monroe County at Ontario Beach Park for the annual Salute to Seniors picnic. This is a great day that gets seniors down to the beach for great music, food and good company. It was great to see so many old friends and familiar faces!
On this week’s Your Voice cable show, Senator John A. DeFrancisco discuss his new role as Deputy Majority Leader of the NYS Senate and his goals for next year's legislative session. Senator DeFrancisco also shares his thoughts on the Wage Board’s recent decision regarding minimum wage for fast-food workers, and he talks about two human rights bills that passed both the Senate and Assembly and now await the Governor’s consideration.
Finally, Senator DeFrancisco provides more details about his 11th annual Senior Fair, which will take place Tuesday, September 29th, on the New York State Fairgrounds.
Bill before the House of Representatives, U.S. Senate would provide clarity on Medicare’s three day inpatient requirement
ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) recently joined her Senate colleagues in co-signing a letter to members of Congress in support of the Improving Access to Medicare bill. The legislation would ensure a greater number of seniors are able to access skilled nursing care under Medicare.
Since Senator Ortt has taken on the role of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Chairman, he’s been passionate about fighting for those who are most vulnerable. On Monday, he had a humbling experience during his visit to The Summit Center’s Amherst location. He met Samantha and Andrew, who turned 18 that day and greeted the Senator with a high-five. Senator Ortt sat down with passionate family members and listened to their concerns. Their similar stories and individuals like Sam and Andrew are what make the Senator eager to get back to Albany and fight to make housing, access to care and other services for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities a top priority.
Senator David Carlucci and Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland hosted a check presentation in celebration of a $50,000 New York State grant that Senator Carlucci secured in this year’s budget.
Meals on Wheels Programs and Services of Rockland, is a not-for-profit agency that administers five senior centers, an adult day care center, central commissary, computer learning lab, and an all-senior theatrical troupe known as The Music Makers. The Agency has also established a Pet Pantry for seniors who cannot afford to feed their beloved pets.
Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), in partnership with Clarkstown Town Supervisor Alex Gromack and disability advocates, hosted a Ceremonial Unveiling of the new Accessibility Icon Signs, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Senator Ortt took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony on an expansion and renovation project for the Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Niagara Falls. The project included a new lobby and state-of-the-art therapy room, and major improvements to the reception area and resident rooms. Sen. Ortt said these upgrades will help to improve the quality and comfort for its residents.
Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Social Services will host a series of hearings throughout New York State on poverty. The first hearing will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at the Pearl River Library, located at 80 Franklin Avenue, in Pearl River, NY, at 1 p.m.
Program Allows Seniors to Access Fresh Produce From Local Farmers Markets for Free
Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today announced coupon booklets are available for low-income Niagara County seniors to buy fresh fruits, vegetables and other products at local Farmers Markets. The Farm-to-Seniors initiative promotes nutrition and healthy eating while also supporting the local farming and business community. A total of $2 million was included in this year’s state budget to support the initiative across New York.